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Exercise Can Beat Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast Cancer

If you have breast cancer and have undergone treatment for it, there’s one more thing you can do to increase the odds you’ll survive the disease.

The good news is that you don’t have to run marathons to reap the benefits. Women who spend three to five hours walking or two hours jogging per week cut their risk of from breast cancer by 50 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

“Women with breast cancer have little to lose and much to gain from exercise,” says study author Dr. Michelle Holmes, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

“Exercise contributes to better moods, higher self-esteem and it fights other diseases like heart disease and diabetes. And exercise may help women with breast cancer to avoid from this disease.”

Holmes is quick to point out, however, that exercise doesn’t replace any form of treatment.

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